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The Klamath County Museum and Related Historical Sites Housed in a former national guard armory built in 1935, the Klamath County Museum features exhibits on natural history and human history. The museum also houses a large collection of historic photos and public records.

  • Main Museum - 1451 Main St. --  Klamath Falls, OR 97601 -- (541) 883-4208
  • Baldwin Hotel Museum - 31 Main St. -- Klamath Falls, OR 97601  --  (541) 883-4207
  • Fort Klamath Museum - 51400 Highway 62  -- Fort Klamath, OR 97626 -- (541) 381-2230.

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Mystery Photo No. 165 -- Firemen and girls classWhat we know about this photo: This image donated to the Klamath County Museum in 2012 was labeled "KUHS gym class and city firemen 1960."

According to one source, the fireman on the left is Ralph W. Edwards, who retired from the Klamath Falls Fire Department in 1976.

What we don't know: Who are the people in this photo? Precisely when and where was the photo taken, and what was being discussed.

Click HERE to see a higher resolution image.

Mystery Photo No. 164 -- Union Pacific locomotiveMystery Photo No. 164 --
Union Pacific locomotive
What we know about this photo: This image from the James Floyd collection at the Klamath County Museum shows a group posing in front of a Union Pacific "streamlined" train that visited Klamath Falls on March 22, 1934. According to a report in the Klamath News, more than 12,000 people toured the "canary colored aluminum tube on wheels" while it was on an overnight stop in Klamath Falls. Union Pacific dignitaries who were on the train - and may be in this photo - included railroad Vice President F.W. Robinson, and J.W. Haugh, assistant to railroad president W. Averill Harriman. A reception event was organized by the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce, whose representatives may also be in this photo. This event took place at a point when the local newspapers were not yet publishing locally produced photos.

What we don't know: Who are the four people posing for this photo?

Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:28

Mystery Photo No. 163 -- Women's quartet

Mystery Photo No. 163 -- Womens quartetMystery Photo No. 163 --
Womens quartet
What we know about this photo: This image from the Leo Morstad collection at the Klamath County Museum appears to show a women's quartet in an impromptu rehearsal on Main Street.

What we don't know: Where and when was this photo taken? Who are the four women?

Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:18

Mystery Photo No. 162 -- Bunkhouse

Mystery Photo No. 162 -- BunkhouseMystery Photo No. 162 --
Bunkhouse
What we know about this photo: This image, donated to the Klamath County Museum in 1955, is believed to be one of the earliest known photos of the Upper Klamath Basin. Judging from the faintly seen hills in the background, museum staff believes this site may have been about where Crater Lake Parkway intersects with Pacific Terrace. A view similar to this can be seen from the top of the hill in Linkville Cemetery, looking east. In this image, a horse and buggy is seen stopped on the road in the foreground. Horses are seen drinking form a trough below the pond. Teams of horses are seen returning from the field. Very few houses are scattered across the background.

What we don't know: Precisely where was this photo taken? To whom did this property belong? When was it taken?

Click HERE to see an uncropped and higher-resolution copy of this photo.

Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:07

Mystery Photo No. 161 -- Woodbine

Mystery Photo No. 161 -- WoodbineMystery Photo No. 161 --
Woodbine
What we know about this photo: This image, donated to the Klamath County Museum in 2011, shows three people in front of Woodbine, a resort that operated briefly in the Odessa area, about 25 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, in the early 1900s.

What we don't know: Who are the people in this photo? When was it taken?

Click HERE to see a close up of the people in this photo.

Thursday, 11 April 2013 19:57

Mystery Photo No. 160 -- Family reunion

Mystery Photo No. 160 -- Family reunionMystery Photo No. 160 --
Family reunion
What we know about this photo:This photo, believed to have been taken by Klamath Falls photographer Maud Baldwin, shows multiple generations of a family gathered for a reunion. A gentle breeze stirred branches on the trees. 

What we don't know: Who are the people in this photo? When was it taken?

Click HERE to see a close-up of the people in this photo and the fashions they were wearing in the early 1900s.

Thursday, 11 April 2013 19:51

Mystery Photo No. 159 -- Crater Lake snow

Mystery Photo No. 159 -- Crater Lake snowMystery Photo No. 159 --
Crater Lake snow
What we know about this photo: This photo, donated to the Klamath County Museum in 2011, shows four people in a location that we think must surely be Crater Lake National Park. A fingerprint on the image reveals improper handling of the photo at some point, but offers no clues as to the identity of the people in the image.

What we don't know: Who are the people in this photo? When was it taken?

Click HERE to see a close up of the people in this image

Thursday, 11 April 2013 19:45

Mystery Photo No. 158 -- Boys and a bike

Mystery Photo No. 158 -- Boys and a bikeMystery Photo No. 158 -- Boys and a bikeWhat we know about this photo: Two boys are seen with a bike in a PayLess drug store. The older gentleman's name tag identifies him as Harvey Borgman.

Two sources agree the boy holding the handlebars is Steven Wallaert, and the boy sitting on the bike is Kelly Wallaert. The bike was presented as a prize following a Fourth of July parade in the late 1950s. The photo was taken in the old PayLess store at the corner of Main and Eighth streets.

Thursday, 11 April 2013 17:48

Mystery Photo No. 157 -- Lamm locomotive

Mystery Photo No. 157 -- Lamm locomotiveMystery Photo No. 157 -- Lamm locomotiveWhat we know about this photo: Lamm Lumber Co.'s No. 3 locomotive is shown in this photo taken sometime between 1930, when the 80-ton engine was manufactured, and 1944, when the company closed its lumber mill at Modoc Point. The locomotive was used to haul logs from a large timber tract along the Klamath-Lake county line about 50 miles northeast of Klamath Falls. A car appears at left in this photo taken by the Kinsey studio.

What we don't know: Who are the men in this photo? When and where was it taken?

 

Click Here to see a close up of the men's faces.

Thursday, 11 April 2013 16:29

Klamath County Museum - Image Use Policy

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Access to and use of text, artwork, photographs and other files on the Klamath County  Museum Web site are subject to the following terms and conditions:

All Content is Protected by Copyright Laws

Electronic text and image files, audio and video clips, and other materials are protected by copyright laws and may be covered by other restrictions as well. The Klamath County Museum retains all rights, including copyright, in data, image, text, and any other information contained in these files.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the material on this Web site may also be held by parties other than the Klamath County Museum.

Fair Use is Allowed

Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text and image files from the Klamath County Museum's Web site for such uses may do so without the Museum's express permission. However, users must cite the source of such material.

High resolution copies of image files may be requested, although fees for locating and transmitting those images will apply according to the Museum's fee schedule.

Commercial Use is Restricted

Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of Klamath County Museum files is specifically prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any of these files or images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, must request and receive prior written permission from the Klamath County Museum.

Disclaimer Notice

The Klamath County Museum assumes no responsibility for infraction of copyright laws, invasion of privacy, or any other improper or illegal use that may arise from the reproduction of any image or other content offered via its Web site or collections. In all instances, the end user understands and agrees to hold the Museum and its agents harmless against any and all claims arising or resulting from the use of its images and other collections and shall indemnify the Museum and its agents for any and all costs and damages arising or resulting from any such unauthorized use.

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